The Barrens

September 28th 2012
  • Horror/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 117 min,
  • Anchor Bay Films
  • Cast: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Allie MacDonald, Erik Knudsen, Max Topplin, Demore Barnes, J. LaRose, Chantelle Chung, David Keeley, Peter DaCunha, Marty Adams, Shamier Anderson, Jason Detheridge, Dennis Long
  • Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Writer: Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Producers: Darren Lynn Bousman, John M. Eckert, Richard Saperstein, Brian Witten
  • Co Producers: Armen Aghaeian, Shara Kay
  • Associate Producer: Edmund Mokhtarian
  • Executive Producers: Jon Campfens, Sean E. DeMott, Peter Denomme, Thomas M. Kastelz, Robert Khachatooriyan, Edward Mokhtarian, Steve Ruff, Thomas Vencelides
  • Art Direction: Peter Mihaichuk
  • Casting: Stephanie Gorin
  • Costume Design: Laura Montgomery
  • D.O.P.: Joseph White
  • Editor: Erin Deck
  • Makeup: Kelly Kavanagh
  • Music: Bobby Johnston
  • Production Design: David Hackl
  • Set Decoration: Mike Leandro


Despite their reluctance, Richard Marlow takes his wife Cynthia, their young son Danny, and his teenage daughter Sadie to the Pine Barrens for a long weekend of camping and family bonding. As they arrive at the Wharton State Forest, a mutilated deer runs out into the road, nearly colliding with the Marlows’ car. Later that evening, another bloodied animal falls from a tree. Bad turns to worse when, in the middle of the night, a college boy camping nearby disappears into the woods.

Nevertheless, Richard presses the family to hike further into the forest, to the spot where he used to camp with his father. He is feverish and a past wound on his arm appears badly infected, but when it begins to rain, there is no turning back. Richard’s sickness soon becomes debilitating, his headaches turn to hallucinations.

What’s worse, he believes there is something stalking them…something with yellow eyes, pointed horns, and the wings of a bat – THE JERSEY DEVIL. The disfigured bodies of the missing camper and another college boy soon turn up. The Marlows must fight for their lives as the horrifying answer reveals itself in a shocking and tragic conclusion

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Ontario, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Violence and language
  • Production Companies: The Genre Co., Empire Film & Entertainment Group

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 30 November 2012: Germany